Research 360

Read the latest blog posts on ACA's strategic focus in research.

Interested in contributing to the research blog? Contact research@ACAcamps.org.

 

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March 19, 2019

Camp research is only as good as its use in summer camp. Learn how to use the five-year impact study early findings to improve your camp.

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March 4, 2019

Camp research trends include focus on acquiring equity, staff-camper interactions, and critical learning moments for campers.

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February 4, 2019

A brand-new article on the impact of summer camp was recently published in the Journal of Leisure Research on the lasting impacts of camp experiences. 

campers canoeing
January 18, 2019

In this Research 360 blog post, Victoria Povilaitis discusses what's going on in phase three of the summer camp impact study.

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December 17, 2018

Learn how to use findings from phase 2 of the American Camp Association's Youth Impact Study.

December 4, 2018

This blog from ACA Director of Research Dr. Laurie Browne discusses the key findings from Phase 2 of the Camper and Staff Impact studies. 

Campers and staff dressed in costume
November 6, 2018

In the latest Research 360 blog, Laurie Browne, PhD, shares some things we’ve learned this year from the Impact Study, starting with a throwback to what we said we were learning in Year 1. 

October 29, 2018

In the latest Research 360 blog post, ACA research assistant Rob Warner discusses updates from a recent Research Advisory Committee meeting.

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